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Communication Without Exploitation | Ethical Storytelling

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One of the most powerful tools in the social-impact world is storytelling. Organizations tell stories to connect with people, move them to action, or raise money—and sometimes a combination of all three. On an individual level, your personal story may have led you to the work you do. When you share your story with others, […]

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3 Journalism Skills You Can Use in a Nonprofit Communications Job

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If you’re a journalist interested in making a sector switch into the social-impact space, I have some good news for you: You may already have the skills you need to land a nonprofit communications role. As a recent sector switcher myself, I want to share with you how I applied my journalism skills to the […]

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How to Be a Social-Impact Storyteller

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As social-impact professionals, the ability to tell a good story can be the difference between engaging our community with the work we do and learning too late that no one truly understands our organization’s mission. Tomorrow is National Tell a Story Day and to celebrate, we’re thinking about the role that stories play in our […]

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Take professional development into your own hands

Need professional development, but don’t have a budget for travel or tuition? Here are a bunch of free or relatively affordable upcoming trainings we’ve spotted recently – ones you can join from the comfort of your own desk or couch. Special thanks to Ben Hastil for his contributions to this roundup. Telling your organization’s story […]

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